The Story Behind This Viral Pic Of Human Chain In Houston Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

With Hurricane Harvey, now upgraded to Tropical Storm Harvey, in full swing, residents of Texas are in crisis mode. Flooded by devastating amounts of rain, Houston’s roads have become more dangerous than ever, and one elderly driver found himself submerged and trapped inside his own car yesterday. What did the people in his vicinity do? They banded together – literally – to save him, and formed a human chain to compensate for their lack of rope. In a soul-stirring video shared across social media by witness Stephanie Edward Mata, we see the distressed gentleman successfully pulled to safety by the unwavering chain, and though his identity and current condition is unknown, his rescue is the latest story of triumph to bear the #HopeForHouston hashtag on Twitter.

Harvey has now claimed the lives of at least 38 people in Texas, Louisiana and abroad. See the most powerful photos of the storm here.

When an elderly Houston man wound up trapped in his car by Hurricane Harvey-induced floods, those near him did the most incredible thing

In a series of powerful videos uploaded to Twitter by a witness, we see Houstonians forming a human chain to pull the man to safety

Thankfully, the man was rescued successfully, and is now the latest story of triumph to emerge from a storm laden with tragedy

The State of Texas has been hit by over 19 trillion gallons of rain since August 26th

With 38 deaths already confirmed as the result of Harvey, stories like these give hope to us all

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